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Student Resources

Are you a student who wants to get involved with an international or global organization, or maybe you want to explore study abroad options? The resources and offices below are specifically aimed at assisting students.


Assistant Provost John Sloop’s office oversees a significant international outreach effort through our Coursera massive open online course (MOOC) offerings, which have supported Vanderbilt’s reputation across international borders.


English Language Center (ELC)

The English Language Center (ELC) provides English-language support for individuals who have a first language other than English and who are enrolled or working at Vanderbilt.


Global Education Office (GEO)

The Global Education Office (GEO) is committed to preparing global citizens by providing innovative and high-quality international learning experiences that build on Vanderbilt University’s commitment to academic excellence, global engagement and community service.


International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives.


Office of Active Citizenship & Service (OACS)

The Office of Active Citizenship & Service (OACS) aims to support the university to achieve an undergraduate experience that exposes students to a wide variety of perspectives and experiences aimed at educating the whole person while cultivating lifelong learning.


Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC)

The Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC) is responsible for authorizing university-sponsored educational or service opportunities involving travel when there is a significant health or safety concern.


Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT)

Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT) is a team dedicated to providing safety-related guidance and assistance for members of the Vanderbilt University community who are traveling away from campus on VU-related travel.


World Travel Service

Helps faculty, staff and graduate/professional students with travel needs by providing personalized support via phone or email. Employees may book directly with an agent or through the Concur online booking tool.